A Minor Error is a prog metal/djent band from Philadelphia, who released their debut EP Suds for Spuds in April 2015. The band is currently finishing the work on their second EP release, titled J. Biebs, which will be released later this year.
Alright, first thing is first. Before we dive into all the music stuff, how’s life?
Life’s great! Doing music seven days a week, and loving life and living around Philly! Its a great town with so much to offer!
Speaking of new music, you have an EP. What can people expect from Suds for Spuds?
A bunch of Prog, a little djent, and hopefully infectious melodies that get stuck if your head!
What was it like working on the EP?
This EP took a staggering three years to complete, which I still can’t believe it took that long. Our biggest hurdle was that we didn’t have a steady drummer when we began tracking, and that made it take a lot longer. After a keyboard player we had been working with left the group, Rob and Pete wound up covering all of the keyboard parts and that was an unexpected workload that slowed the process. We’re got a great system going on now and produce the whole record from start to finish ourselves.
Are there any touring plans in support to Suds for Spuds?
We’ve wanted to hit the road but life just hasn’t cooperated. Our gigging has been focused to around Philadelphia and building a following in our home town. We’ve also focused on online marketing, and been pushing hard on adding content to our youtube channel. We’re uploading new video’s every couple days covering anything from live clips from recent shows, playthru’s, reviews and unboxings, free music lessons, and a mini ‘progumentary’ of the process of our follow up EP ‘J. Biebs’.
While we are on the subject of touring, what countries would you love to tour?
Can I cheat and say Europe? I guess if I had to pick one it would be Japan but touring around Europe would be a dream come true!
Who and what inspires you the most?
New music! I love discovering new bands and new sounds and ideas and the progressive metal genre has so many amazing acts right now! We were fortunate enough to open up for Chon, The Contortionist, and Angel Vivaldi in the past six months and that was an amazing experience. I fell in love with Tesseracts newest album Polaris, and can’t get enough of Plini or Animals as Leaders. And there’s a new Dream Theater record thats about to drop. Its a great time to be into our genre.
What other genres of music do you listen to? Have any of the other genres you listen to had any impact on your playing?
A lot of progressive metal obviously, but I love so many different styles. Believe it or not Billy Joel and Earth Wind and Fire have been some bands that I’ve been listening a lot to and are influencing me! You never know what band is going to make you hear a chord progression a certain way for the first time and inspire you to experiment. Thats what makes progressive music so exciting, nothing is ‘off limits’.
I really appreciate you giving us your time today. Is there anything else you would like to tell us and the fans before we wrap things up?
Stop by and check out our Youtube channel, thats really big for us right now!